Courts determine who pays child support – and the amount – based on certain factors and the Idaho Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines require courts to consider several items, including:
- Each parent’s income;
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent;
- Child care costs, if any;
- Costs of insuring the child and other health related expenses; and
- Additional children supported by each parent.
The amount of child support is established by the court, but may be modified upon changes in income, employment, or child custody. It is important to ensure accurate income determinations are made and that additional factors that impact support obligations such as health insurance, day care, and tax benefits are properly considered. At Racine Olson we regularly assist parents with all facets of child custody and child support. We have the expertise and experience to get you the best results.